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Showcase Olympus 50mm f/2.0 macro ZD 4/3

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by fluberman, Nov 4, 2012.

 
 
  1. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

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    Marc
    Can't wait to get my camera to attach to this lens!!!! Greats shots!
     
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  2. m43renegade

    m43renegade Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2015
    Rey
    the thrill of this lens in macro mode is endless

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  3. m43renegade

    m43renegade Mu-43 Regular

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    Rey
    macro weekend

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  4. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    A couple of ordinary night shots with the 50.2. I love this lens.
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  5. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Recently, I bought one of these Olympus Digital 50/2 ED Macro AFs and compared it against my other two 50s: a Konica Hexanon AR 50/1.7 and a Carl Zeiss (German-nade) Planar 50/1.8 in Rollei mount. At every aperture, the Olympus obliterated its two contenders in center resolution, corner resolution, micro contrast, color accuracy, and color saturation. The results were not even close. I will be selling my Konica and Zeiss.
     
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  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    A bee swarm was removed last night from where I am currently staying, This morning there are still quite a few bees around…. some of them rather sluggish and on the ground/window frames.

    So i grabbed the e-m1 mk2, the old 4/3 50/2 macro, threw on an old vivitar +4 dioptre close up lens inherited from my father in law, put the little tilty flash that comes with the camera, strapped a Flash Rogue diffuser thing to my FLR600 and then preceded to crawl and contort myself holding the camera in one hand and directing the flash with the other…here are some of the results

    Just some PP on the JPEG in Aperture, no focus stacking or any of that… just good old run and gun photography

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    cheers

    K
     
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  7. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    What a remarkable testament to this lens, your skill, and your quick thinking!
     
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  8. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
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  9. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Keith Temlett
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  10. wolfie

    wolfie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 15, 2009
    New Zealand
    In their 2003 review of the lens DPReview said:" Certainly in terms of the studio results, it's the nearest we've yet found to a technically perfect lens (although it's important to appreciate that we haven't yet tested any comparable short tele macros for other formats). It's impressively sharp right across the frame even wide open, shows no significant lateral chromatic aberration or vignetting, and is near-perfectly corrected for distortion. Real world results not only bear this out, but also show that the lens maintains image quality across the entire focus distance range, making it suitable for macro, portraits and general-purpose short telephoto use alike - no mean feat at all. And in design terms it's compact and reasonably lightweight, yet solidly build and weatherproofed, providing a combination of features unmatched by any other manufacturer."

    Over a decade later it is still impresses - it's on my bucket list even if i have to manually focus it on my OM-D
     
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  11. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    @wolfie@wolfie - and to think I paid less that NZD100.00 for it in mint condition...:thumbup:
    And then stupidly bought the Oly 70-300mm for NZD185.00...case of GAS and wanting some reach:coco:
     
  12. AndyT

    AndyT Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Apr 24, 2012
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Andy
    Sold mine when I let my E3's and U/W housing go - before I got my EM1 II .........

    Still regretting it .............. kept the 1.4 and 2.0 TC's though
     
  13. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
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    Test shot with my new toy. F11, hand held, no flash. Not too bad.
     
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  14. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

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    Ron
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  15. You can get a mmf 1 adapter for about AUD 30, if you prefer AF. And once you have that, the whole 43 lens world is there for you.
     
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  18. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
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    This lens is so good.
     
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    rloewy Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

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    Ron
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